Genres in fantasynFantasy can be divided into different branches, these are some of the common ones
Christian fantasy: Many of the fantasy authors of the 19th century was part of this genre. The novels often have a message of religous character. The main character in the story is often in doubt, but will be converted. Example of authors in this genre are George MacDonald, Charles Williams, CS Lewis, Madeline L'Engle.
Heroic fantasy: Often what most people associate with when the hear the world
The purpose in the stories isn't to find the goodness in life, it is to
defeat the evil. What good and evil is, isn't described more in detail, one
knows the setting from the beginning, it is the struggle with the evil and
the heros adventures that are interesting.
You often recognize the setting and the creatures in the world.
- Types of Branches, continued